Thursday, March 26, 2009

I thought it was supposed to be Spring

We have been having beautiful weather here in Denver over the last several weeks. It has been nice enough that we have even worn shorts several times. Today, we woke up to a light dusting of snow on the ground. Then, it began snowing again, and it has been dumping down on us hard all day! The forecast says 16-24 inches by tonight. Yikes!! The local schools are all closed, and Adam even got sent home from work at 1:30 this afternoon. I am certainly not complaining about that, but it seems a bit bizarre that the worst storm we have had all year decided to come when it is nearly April!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Feeling Lucky?

I forgot it was St. Patrick's Day today until I took my car to get washed this morning, and an older man asked Ty why I hadn't put anything green on him. Whoops!! To celebrate my Irish ancestry, I decided to think of reasons why I have the "Luck of the Irish" with me. Here are a few reasons why I consider myself pretty darn lucky:

-The Gospel in my life
-The greatest husband, ever
-Adam has a stable job
-The ability to bear children
-I get to stay home with my hilarious son, Ty
-Getting kicked by my baby (sometimes I don't love this, but it is awesome to know that he is doing well in there!)
-Wonderful friends
-A great ward
-Freedom
-A college education
-A prophet to lead us
-Modern medicine and hospitals
-Ty is asleep right now
-My house is relatively clean
-I am actually caught up on laundry
-It's Tuesday--the Biggest Loser is on tonight! :)
-It's about 70 degrees today
-Nobody has pinched me today, even though I am not wearing green! :)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Big Boy Bed



This week we have been transitioning Ty from his crib to a twin bed to make room for Baby Brother. Although we have a bassinet that we will probably use for the baby for a while, I wanted the crib to be vacant when I am ready for it. I wanted Ty to be already comfortable in a bed by the time the baby arrives, so that he does not feel like the baby is kicking him out of his bed. So far, the transition has gone fairly smoothly. Nighttime has been ok, but the problem we are encountering is him not going to sleep at naptime. Since it is light, he has gotten up out of his bed to play in his room. It is frustrating, but I feel confident that within a few days, Ty will have it down. My baby is getting so big!
In fact, Ty has been growing up tons in the last couple of months. Here are some of the things he can do at 21 months:

-Say the entire alphabet
-Recognize many of the letters by sight
-Count to 10 by himself
-Has a vocabulary of >250 words
-Knows LOTS of the primary songs
-Still obsessed with sports, especially basketball
-Loves to play outside
-Loves to read, and has many of his books memorized
-Is SO "helpful" around the house (helps unload the dishwasher, fold the laundry, make beds, dust, vacuum--you name it, he does it!)

I know that when Baby Brother makes his debut, Ty is going to seem like a giant. It makes me sad that he is no longer a baby, but I love watching him learn and grow. He amazes me daily!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Cashing In

For Adam's birthday, I got tickets to see the Phantom of the Opera at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. My parents sent him a gift card to PF Changs, too, so we really made a night of it! We have some wonderful friends who took Ty for the evening, and we went out on the town. I felt slightly bad that I was an equal beneficiary of his birthday gifts, but it really was a great night. Dinner was excellent, and the show was exceptionally done. It was a great date!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Home Again Home Again Jiggity Jog

Ty and I arrived home from Utah on Saturday. The nice thing is, we have actually seen Adam since we have been back! He and his team filed their audit on Monday, so things have slowed down tremendously. Hooray!
We had a really great week last week. We were able to spend lots of time with my family, and we were lucky enough to spend an evening with the Marchant side up in Salt Lake, too. I was out of commission for a day with a bad stomach flu that kept me confined to the couch and violently throwing up. That was no fun, but the nice thing was that I had my family (especially my mom) to help out with Ty and take care of me. Moms are the best! The bad news was that I apparently shared my sickness with my dad. He had it the day after we left. Sorry!
Overall, though, we really enjoyed the time in Utah. Here is a little video footage of last week's hammer throw. My sister filmed it sideways, and I am not sure how to flip it.

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